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Urinary Health

Read about urinary health conditions like incontinence and urinary tract infections (UTIs), diet and prevention tips, treatment, and more.

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Treatment

How Women Can Cope With Incontinence

It can be embarrassing to tell your doctor you have bladder control problems. The good news is that eight in 10 women who seek treatment find relief.

By HealthAfter50

The Latest

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Let's Talk About Blood in Your Urine

Before you panic about seeing blood in your pee, call your doctor. Chances are the cause isn't as alarming as you fear.

By Linda Rodgers
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Let's Talk About Bladder Cancer

We've got the doctor-approved scoop on bladder cancer causes, symptoms, treatments, and a jillion other facts and tips that can make life with this condition easier.

By Linda Rodgers
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Risk Factors

Common Toxins That Can Hurt Your Kidneys (And How to Avoid Them)

These chemicals and compounds aren't doing your kidneys any favors. Learn how to reduce your exposure to stay as healthy as possible.

By Sarah Fielding
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Living With

11 Things to Know About Chronic Kidney Disease

Diagnosed with CKD? Here are some things you need to know about your body, your care and your treatment options.

By Lambeth Hochwald
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Surgery

Could Kidney Transplant Waiting Lists Soon Get Shorter?

Donor kidneys are safe to use for transplants even if they aren’t in tip-top shape, according to new research.

By Lara DeSanto
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Diagnosis

Bladder Cancer vs. Bladder Infection: A Test That Shows the Difference

Researchers in Germany have found a way to detect a biomarker for bladder cancer (AHNAK2), as opposed to a bladder infection, for the first time.

By Diane Domina
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Diagnosis

UTI, Robot: Can AI Detect Urinary Tract Infections?

New artificial intelligence (AI) may be able to identify and help reduce UTIs, which are a common reason why people with dementia are hospitalized.

By Lara DeSanto
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Caregiving

How to Help a Loved One Maintain Dignity With Incontinence

If you care for an aging parent or spouse, it can be difficult to talk about incontinence. But finding the right products and asking a medical-equipment professional to help can ease the burden for them and for you.

By The Candid Caregiver
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Prevention

Drink More Water and You May Have Fewer UTIs

Premenopausal women with a history of recurrent urinary tract infections (UTIs) who drink more water have less frequent infections, according to a study.

By Diane Domina
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Symptoms

How to Prevent and Treat UTIs

Urinary tract infections can be extremely painful. Here’s what you need to know to stop them in their tracks.

By Robin Elise Weiss, Ph.D.